Asia Briefs:Jokowi sets up peatland agency

Jokowi sets up peatland agency

JAKARTA • Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set up a peatland restoration agency, which will start operating this month, Indonesian news agency Kompas.com reported yesterday.

Mr Joko said the agency will be led by environmental activist Nazir Foead, who has worked with the World Wildlife Fund in Indonesia.


Hackers hit Thailand over death sentences

BANGKOK • International hacking movement Anonymous said it attacked hundreds of Thai government websites yesterday over the death sentences given to two migrant workers for the murder of two British tourists.

In a message on its Facebook page, the group said: "Anonymous shuts down all Thai Court of Justice websites in protest over the Koh Tao murder verdict. Anonymous is supporting the campaign to ask tourists to boycott Thailand."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs:Jokowi sets up peatland agency'. Print Edition | Subscribe